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2015


St. Mary/Christ Our King win basketball tourney

CHARLESTON—March Madness came early as basketball teams around the state competed in the Diocese of Charleston’s 45th annual Youth Basketball Tournament. Hosted by Summerville Catholic, a total of 14 schools/parishes participated in the competition: St. Mary Help of Christians, Aiken; St. Mary, Our Lady of the Rosary, and St. Mary Magdalene, Greenville; Charleston Catholic, Blessed […]


Around the globe, Catholics will spend the 40 days of Lent, beginning with Ash Wednesday on Feb. 18, focused on prayer and fasting as they prepare for the joyful resurrection of Our Savior on Easter. It is universal, and yet cultures throughout the world have put their own unique stamp on Lenten devotions and customs.
Lent around the world

Around the globe, Catholics will spend the 40 days of Lent, beginning with Ash Wednesday, focused on prayer and fasting as they prepare for the joyful resurrection of Our Savior on Easter. It is universal, and yet cultures throughout the world have put their own unique stamp on Lenten devotions and customs. Here is a […]


Deanery realignment turns 5 into 7

The deaneries, geographical parish groupings, in the Diocese of Charleston are getting an overhaul. After careful consideration and planning, the original five deaneries have been adjusted to create seven, with the two additions being carved into the Aiken and Rock Hill areas. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone, who recently approved the proposal as recommended by the […]


New appointments

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has made the following appointments for priests in the Diocese of Charleston. Effective Feb. 1, 2015: Rev. Ignatius Smith, OFM, is appointed Administrator Pro-Tem at St. Joseph Church and School in Anderson. Effective Feb. 9, 2015: Rev. Marek Sotek, Parochial Vicar at St. Gregory the Great Church in Bluffton, is appointed […]


Trappist Brother Robert Wojciechowski dies at 85

MONCKS CORNER—Trappist Brother Robert Wojciechowski died Jan. 31 at Mepkin Abbey. He was 85. The Mass of Christian Burial and burial were held at the abbey Feb. 7. Brother Robert was born June 19, 1929, in Detroit, Mich., a son of Edward and Wanda Kaspzyk Wojciechowski. He entered Gethsemani Abbey in Kentucky on Dec. 17, […]


A new era for St. Mary Help of Christians

AIKEN—A fresh era for the faithful in Aiken started with the dedication of the new St. Mary Help of Christians Church on Feb. 2. The larger church is much needed and a long-time dream come true. Parishioners at St. Mary Help of Christians have been attending Mass in the family life center at nearby St. […]


‘Catholic Day at the Capitol’ promotes loud voice of faith

COLUMBIA—The first “Catholic Day at the Capitol” offered the chance to learn how faith plays a role in the political process. The event on Jan. 28 started with Mass celebrated by Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone at St. Joseph Church. The crowd of almost 200 then moved to a building on the Statehouse grounds, where a […]


‘End the scourge of abortion,’ speaker says

WASHINGTON—Thousands of people gathered on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 22 for the annual March for Life. This year marked the 42nd anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion virtually on demand. Tens of thousands gathered first to hear a lineup of speakers before marching from the […]


Priest appointments

CHARLESTON—Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone has made appointments for the following five priests in the Diocese of Charleston: Father Marcin Zahuta, chaplain for the St. Thomas More Center in Columbia, was appointed as pastor, effective Jan. 1. Father Mark S. Good, in addition to his duties as administrator of St. Mary Church on Yonges Island and […]


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    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
    From the Calendar of Filipino Ministry
    Dec 25 Diocesan Television Christmas Special Fox 21
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jan 812:00 am Retiro Espiritual de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jan 1210:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate